Adopting? What to expect.Cat and Dog

Last Chance Rescue asks a lot of questions of prospective adopters for two main reasons: to ensure long-term homes for the animals in their care and to facilitate good matches between families and their adopted companions.

Getting to know you.

Our adoption process may seem time consuming or unnecessarily complicated, but please understand that we have our animals’ best interests at heart. We strive to find the best homes possible for our animals, as well as find the right animal for you and your lifestyle.  Last Chance Rescue requires adopters to complete an application. In addition to basic contact information, the application includes questions regarding  your living situation,  family members living in the household, veterinary references, behaviors you consider unacceptable, and questions regarding training your new pet.

Do your research!

A companion animal as a member of your family is a wonderful and enriching experience. They’re loyal, lovable, furry best friends and can bring tons of joy to your life.  However, the decision to add a new dog or cat to your family should not be taken lightly- it is a lifetime commitment and before you adopt a new pet, you should do your research and be fully aware of what is involved in pet ownership and the characteristics of the animal you are adopting.

Our website is not meant to be viewed as a catalog.

Yes, you may like the look of a particular dog, but that does not necessarily mean that the dog or cat’s personality is a match for your family or lifestyle. Our adoption success rate is quite high and we are quite proud of our rescue and its standards.

Application

The adoption application is your opportunity to tell us all about yourself! We would like to know as much as we can to determine which pets would be a good match with your home, family, and lifestyle.  Decisions about application approval are at the discretion of Last Chance Rescue. We are committed to finding our pets a successful match in a forever home. Email lcr@howell.com or the foster parent’s email posted on the individual animal listing to receive a copy of the application, or visit us at Petsmart in Brightron every Saturday and Howell every Sunday between 12pm-4pm.

Note: If you cannot afford an adoption fee you should not adopt a dog or cat. The adoption fee is just the beginning of the financial expense incurred with the addition of a furry friend to your family. It is not fair to the dog or cat if you are unable to provide adequately for them- that includes in emergency situations that can quickly add up financially. Have a back-up plan for large vet-bills. We recommend Pet Plan or Trupanion Insurance.